When Tommy Korn was a little boy, he did not understand why there were so many older people who would get angry at him for no reason. As he grew older, he developed a sense of shame and, later, rage as he came to understand that this anger shown to him as a child was because of his perceived “femininity,” which he felt was his natural way of being himself.
He expresses his feelings through this piece, which he calls a “beautiful monster” and a “self-portrait of [his] inner queer rage.”
After several years, he was forced to realize that this rage was affecting his mental and emotional health, so began to focus on self-healing and letting go of the rage, putting it on display for the world to see. His goal is to inspire others to let go of their own inner pain by meeting it face-to-face.